1. Program Planning
Tuesday, December 2, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
New County Office Building, 1600 Fifth St.
Join us for Pot Luck Lunch provided by the LWV CVA Board!
All members as well as the public are encouraged to attend the annual Program Planning meeting scheduled for Tuesday, December 2, at noon, at the New County Office Building, 1600 Fifth St, Room A. The LWV CVA Board of Directors will be providing a pot luck lunch, as we consider Program Planning at the Local and State levels of the League. Do we wish to retain current positions, to act on them, and/or to begin new studies with the goal of establishing consensus and positions for action on other issues? This is what your League of Women Voters is all about and program planning is your opportunity to weigh in. You can find a list of Local Positions in our 2014-2015 Membership Directory. For LWV VA state positions, click here to access the LWV VA "Positions for Action in Brief" . For further information, contact President Kerin Yates, 964-1840, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Women's Round Table - Pre-Session (Free).
Wednesday, December 3, 9 am to Noon
Capitol Building, House Room 3. Richmond
Join us Capitol Square in Richmond on Wednesday, December 3rd to hear first hand about the pressing issues that will come before state legislators. The day begins with The Pre-Session Women's Round Table (free) in House Room 3 followed by a luncheon meeting ($40) and panel discussion in Senate Room 3. As always, speakers from widely diverse sectors are being invited. Speakers include non-profit advocates and members of the Governor's cabinet. To register see attached Flyer. Click Here Or call LWV CVA President, Kerin Yates, 964-1840, no later than Monday, November 24. We will be forming carpools and the Board voted to underwrite 50% of the luncheon costs.
Networking with activists and many advocacy groups is one of the top reasons given for attending. A full morning of five-minute power speeches from issue experts who have been on the front lines during General Assembly sessions will preview, predict, and prepare us for action in January. These experts have vast diverse experiences in witnessing and influencing a wide range of legislation –governance, education, health care, juvenile justice, women's rights, voters' rights, election laws, open government, ethics, safety, environment and conservation, etc. Representatives from the Governor's Cabinet enlighten us on their priorities.
League members and guests who have attended the Round Table say this:
To register see attached Flyer. Click Here Or call LWV CVA President, Kerin Yates, 964-1840, no later than Monday, November 24. We will be forming carpools and the Board voted to underwrite 50% of the luncheon costs.
Anne Sterling, President, LWV-VAhttp://www.lwv-va.org
3. A Request from our Finance Director: We Need Your Help! In a mere two months, the League of Women Voters of the Charlottesville Area will begin its annual exercise in supporting our work -- the Finance Drive. Before the envelope-stuffing party, we need the help of all members to put on your thinking caps, and see if you can provide us with any name(s) of such friends who might be approachable through our finance letter. There are many folks in the community who support the mission of encouraging informed, active participation of citizens in government, working to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influencing public policy through education and advocacy. We need to contact them via our finance drive letter in the hope that they will support our efforts with a donation to either the Education Fund or the Operating Fund. So as we give thanks for many blessings in our lives in the next few weeks, I ask you to please send your suggestions via email to the League office email@example.com (or phone 970-1707) or to me at Frances Schutz firstname.lastname@example.org (or phone 979-5413). Timing is everything, so the sooner the better-- a suggestion would be to think and act before mid-December , however, if a lightning bolt of inspiration hits after that, don't let the idea of tardiness stop you from getting in touch. THANK YOU! Frances Schutz, 2014-15 LWV CVA Finance Chair.